Fashion East AW14

As Ashley Williams waves goodbye, we welcome newcomers Louise Alsop and Helen Lawrence

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Initial reaction: 

William’s golden girls in silver lame and cat-print denim. 

Stand out look: 

Eliza Cummings closing the show in a black and white patchwork leather trench coat covered in horse cut-outs and fringing.

Kitsch details: 

Metallic cowboy boots, snakeskin bucket hats and a stuffed teddy bag shaped into a black cat.

Initial reaction:

Nineties skater cult girls in loose grungy layers walked to the sounds of experimental hip-hop artists, Death Grips, and punk band, Television Personalities.

Stand out Look:

Monochrome dresses printed with what looked like photograph negatives. The jumper with Alsop’s name stitched upon it and leather patchwork created a punk DIY feel.

Reminded me of:

The French-born artist, Annette Messager. Renowned for the installation of monochrome photography hung by thread, Messager’s artworks which deal with female sexuality and fragility, aligned with Alsop’s stitched jumper and negative dresses.

Initial Reaction:

Layers upon layers of rough boiled knits, soft mohair and sculptured plastic – this plethora of textiles made for a look which was refined whilst absurdly original.

Stand Out Look:

A nude tunic constructed from jagged 2D felt shapes, layered with the signature Lawrence scribble embroidery, revealing a pair of nude high-waisted PVC pants.

Soundtrack:

FKA Twigs - Papi Pacify. A cacophony of off beat drums, gentle high-hats and that distinctive subtly seductive warble, creating an other worldly atmosphere.

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